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  • R v MAK
  • Manchester Crown Court

Conspiracy to import cannabis, contrary to Section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977.

  • Case investigated by NCA and Prosecuting Authority being International Justice and Organised Crime Division, CPS.
  • 7 defendants charged with being involved in a conspiracy of importation of 406 kg’s of Cannabis with a street value of £4 million.
  • 406 kg of cannabis was imported into the UK hidden in boxes of salad topping shipped in a trailer from the Netherlands. It was a valuable load, worth about £2 million sold wholesale in kilograms and about £4 million sold on the street for £10 a gram.
  • Cannabis is smuggled to the UK from Morocco via the Netherlands.